Dr. Peter Linneman is the Principal of Linneman Associates, KL Realty, and American Land Funds, and is the Albert Sussman Emeritus Professor of Real Estate, Finance, and Business Public Policy at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a member of Wharton’s faculty for 32 years, founding Wharton’s Real Estate Department and the Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center. He is the founding co-editor of The Wharton Real Estate Review and has published over 80 articles during his career.
Dr. Linneman is widely recognized as a leading strategic thinker and investor, and has been cited as one of the 25 most influential people in real estate by Realtor Magazine, as well as one of the 100 most powerful people in New York real estate by the New York Observer. He is a highly sought-after speaker, appearing as the keynote speaker at numerous major industry conferences.
His quarterly research publication, The Linneman Letter, has been perhaps the most highly regarded publication in the real estate industry for over a decade. His book, Real Estate Finance and Investments: Risks and Opportunities, (now in its 3rd edition) has been adopted at over 70 leading universities and is the leading primary reference source in real estate finance and investment.
He has served as Senior Managing Director of Equity International Properties, Vice Chairman of Amerimar Realty, and the Chairman of the Board of Rockefeller Center Properties. In this latter capacity he led the process of foreclosing on its Japanese owners and the successful sale of Rockefeller Center in 1995. He also served on the Board of Directors of public and private companies.
Dr. Linneman holds both Masters and Doctorate degrees in Economics from the University of Chicago.